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Apr 14 (Tue), 7:00 pm
REBELS WITH A CAUSE - Documentary Film Screening
Apr 25 (Sat), 11:00 am
Earth Day Celebration & Open House at Genesis Farm
Apr 26 (Sun), 11:00 am
Vernon Earth Fest at Heaven Hill Farm
May 12 (Tue), 7:00 pm
'Food Matters' Documentary Film
May 23 (Sat), 12:00 pm
Food Matters March in Sparta

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Welcome to Skylands Group

Covering Sussex and Northern Warren Counties. In addition to our web page, you may also visit us on FaceBook and find our events on the online events calendar of the NJ Chapter website. We also advertise in various media sites throughout the Skylands region.

OFFICERS:

(All Officers are members of the Group Executive Committee)

Chair:Susan Williams skylandsgroup@gmail.com973-600-4960
Vice Chair:Edgar Shepherd shepherd_edgar@yahoo.com
Treasurer:Jeri Doherty bjd8974@gmail.com
Secretary:Norene Haberski habersn@yahoo.com
Conservation:Greg Gorman ggorman07419@embarqmail.com973-886-7950
Political Chair:Edgar Shepherd shepherd_edgar@yahoo.com
Publicity:Jeri Doherty bjd42@nac.net
Membership, Programs, Events:OpenVolunteer(s) Needed
Ex-Com Member-at-Large:Marvin Feil mfeil@writeme.com
Ex-Com Member-at-Large:Dave Alcock dwhoob@hotmail.com

ACTIVITIES:

We are presently working with other grassroots organizations to protect the natural resources and beauty of Northwest New Jersey. We are located in some of the most environmentally sensitive areas of which millions of New Jerseyans depend upon their drinking water.

The Skylands Group promotes outreach activities to grow our membership so we can present a more effective voice toward the challenges our community faces such as climate change and local environmental issues as they arise.

Whether for recreation, education, or to support legislation, we initiate events which include preservation of clean drinking water, expanding or protecting open space against development, and preserving the natural habitat of the thousands of unique plant and animal species native to this region.

Our opposition to hydrofracking, natural gas pipelines and New Jersey's acceptance of frack waste is in response to the inherent risk of polluting our land and waterways. Moreover, this dirty extraction method and infrastructure destroys natural resources and vistas from which our ecotourism economy depends.

We sponsor hikes throughout the region and support protecting the Appalachian Trail, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and New Jersey Highlands. The Skylands Group further advocates for upgrading the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area into a National Park and Preserve.

GENERAL MEETINGS:

SECOND TUESDAY of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Unitarian Fellowship, One West Nelson Street, Newton, NJ.

Events are posted on our FaceBook page and the online events calendar of the NJ Chapter website. We also advertise in various media sites throughout the Skylands region.

LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, April 14 at 7:00 pm — REBELS WITH A CAUSE - Documentary Film Screening
Rebels with a Cause - This documentary film is presented by the Skylands Group and Transition Newton & NW NJ in Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of EARTH DAY - It is the story of a regional California effort that grew into an astonishing system of fourteen National Seashores — the result of garden clubs, ranchers, farmers, conservationists, politicians from both parties, widows, and volunteers working together through compromise and negotiation, with the American public coming up as the winner. More Information.

Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 am — Earth Day Celebration & Open House at Genesis Farm
Join the Skylands Group at this free celebration of local agriculture and community. Stop by the Skylands Group table. More Information.

Sunday, April 26 at 11:00 am — Vernon Earth Fest at Heaven Hill Farm
Stop by the Skylands Group table. More Information.

Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00 pm — 'Food Matters' Documentary Film
Join us at our monthly general meeting. Free and open to the public. No registration required. More Information.

Saturday, May 23 at 12:00 pm — Food Matters March in Sparta
Join us for our Food Matters March in Sparta in solidarity with worldwide March against Monsanto. Since food matters to everyone and everything is connected, we invite people to March with us and represent contingencies such as food, seeds, soil, water. The parade will end at Dykstra Park for a gathering. More Information.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Unitarian Fellowship of Sussex County, One West Nelson Street, Newton, 07860 Phone: 973-579-7210

From I-80:
take Rte 206 North into Newton. Before you reach downtown, the Sovereign bank appears on your right. Take a left turn right at the Sovereign Bank onto West Nelson Street. The UU Fellowship Hall is almost immediately on your left.

From Rte 23:
Take Rte 94 South (in Hamburg) all the way to the courthouse square in Newton. At the square, follow the signs for Rte 206 South (Main St.). Look for the PNC and Sovereign banks on your left. Take a right turn at that intersection onto West Nelson Street. The UU Fellowship Hall is almost immediately on your left.

From Rte 94 North (from Blairstown):
Go to the center of Newton (courthouse square). At the square, follow the signs for Rte 206 South (Main St.). Look for the PNC and Sovereign banks on your left. Take a right turn at that intersection onto West Nelson Street. The UU Fellowship Hall is almost immediately on your left.

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